Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Before I left for college, I usually went to a Veterans Day service in my home county with my family. While I'm sad that I can't attend the service this year, I am thankful for the opportunity to honor veterans in even just a small way here at "Seasons of Humility":

Thank you, Grandpa, for serving our country in the Merchant Marines during the Korean War. Thank you for always reminding me of the phrase "freedom is not free," and thank you for your sacrifices that helped make that phrase so much more than mere words.


Thank you, Daddy, for serving our country in so many ways, including serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. You are a hero to so many people, but especially to me.


Thank you to all those who are serving or have served in the United States military. I can't even begin to comprehend all of the sacrifices you have made, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for protecting our freedom. And please remember: you are never forgotten.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Amber, my sweet daughter! I know I do not post often but I can tell you Daddy & Grandpa will cherish your words of gratitude. Thank you for being such a special daughter. You are loved!!!
Love,
Momma
XOXOXOXOXO

Amber S. said...

Mom,

I always love reading your comments! :) I love you and Daddy and all of our family so much, and I'm so thankful for all of you. Can't wait until Christmas break!!!

Love,
Amber
XOXOXO

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

"Freedon is not free" how much those four words say! Thank you very much veterans for your sacrifices that keep everyone free!

XOXO~ Renee

Amanda said...

Such beautiful words here, my friend :) Please tell your Daddy and Grandpa I said thank you and Happy Veteran’s Day! Its great men like them, who have sacrificed much, that have kept the rest of us safe and free.

My grandfather was in the Korean War and would have been deployed there, but a family emergency sent him home just before. By the time he did go off they ended up sending him to Panama instead, to guard the Panama Canal. He and my Nana were over for dinner tonight and I was asking him about it. He said that a lot of his friends (the men he would have been fighting alongside) that went to Korea, either died there or came back severely disfigured. We were thanking the Lord that in His sovereignty He chose to send my Papa to Panama instead as he didn’t end up having to fight. But, my great grandfather (my Nana’s dad) was in WW1 and was deployed to Germany. He died before I was born (from his health, not the war) and it saddens me that I never got to meet the amazing man I’ve heard so many amazing stories about. My Nana didn’t know much about his time in the military, though (mostly because he never really talked about it). But, I know he was an amazing father and husband, so I’m sure he was an amazing solider, too :)

Praising the Lord for our dear veterans!!

Prayers & Blessings,
Amanda Stanley

PS- your mom is so cute :)

Amber S. said...

Renee,

Very true! Thank you for stopping by, and yes--thank you to all those who are serving or have served our country to protect freedom! God bless!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Amanda,

I'll plan on it! :) Thank you for being so thoughtful! You are so sweet. :D

Please thank your grandpa for his service to our country, as well! I'm so sorry for the loss of his friends and other military men he knew. :( I'm so thankful that God spared your grandfather, although I'm sure it must have been very hard for him to have heard of the deaths and injuries of others. That in and of itself is a huge sacrifice. God bless him for his willingness to serve the United States and protect the freedom of others.

I'm sure your great-grandfather was indeed an amazing soldier! He sounds like a wonderful person and someone the military would be proud to have among their ranks. :) I'm sorry that you never had the chance to meet him.

Thank you for sharing about your own family, and yes--praise God for our veterans! :D

~Amber

P.S. I know. :) She is so, so sweet and such an amazing mother! I am blessed to be her daughter. :D

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Wow just realized I had a big typo there in my last comment but I'm glad you knew what I meant and hope the veterans who stopped by did too! :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...

Renee,

Haha, no worries! ;) I think we all knew what you meant! You were sweet to leave such a nice comment, typo and all. ;)

~Amber